However, Gonzalez, a three-time Gold Glove Award winner and a finalist last year, rushed forward to make a shoestring catch. According to Statcast™, the drive had a 46 percent catch probability, meaning that's a hit more than half the time.
Arcia tagged up at third, but Gonzalez beat him with a laser throw at the plate. Statcast™ did not pick up the miles per hour, but the opportunity time was 3.3 seconds. That was plenty of time for the CarGo throw. Catcher Tony Wolters apparently missed the tag, but Arcia never tagged home. Chatwood yelled for him to make sure Arcia was out.
"That's what you want to do when you're on the field -- play for your teammates, play for your pitcher, try to avoid runs," Gonzalez said. "We're capable of doing that. The first three games we've been showing some good defense in the infield and the outfield, too."
The play kept the game scoreless at the time.
"You're not going to win every game, but if you have that mentality good things are going to happen," Gonzalez said.
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